PennDOT Roadwork Schedule- Week of August 14-21

Posted on Friday August 14, 2015

The following work is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81.

Short Term Projects

I-81-South-Lackawanna-Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) to Exit 191 B (Scranton Expressway)-Guiderail repair-Wednesday, August 19, 2015-Wednesday, August 19, 2015-9 am to 1 pm.

I-81-North-Susquehanna-Exit 223 (New Milford) to Exit 230 (Great Bend)-Spray Patching and Ditching-Monday, August 17, 2015-Thursday, August 20, 2015-7 am to 3 pm.

SR 315- Pittston Twp. under I-81 near WILK and KRZ Radio (Entercom) will be closed starting on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 6 p.m. and will reopen on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7 a.m.  Crews will be working on the bridge and beam removal. A full detour will be in place. I-81 Exit 175 A (Pittston) will also be closed. Travelers wishing to use the PA Turnpike should take I-81 Exit 170 A (Bear Creek) to SR 115 (Bear Creek Boulevard).

Long Term Projects:

I-81 – Lackawanna County – between Exit 180 (Moosic) to Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) there will be lane shifts due to reconstruction work to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport Exit including widening of bridges on Interstate 81, rehabilitation of existing bridges over Lidy Road, State Route 315 (Airport Road), and Plane Street, replacement of the pedestrian bridge just north of the Avoca Exit, construction of new exit and entrance ramps, three new roundabouts, construction of two new bridges, and construction of a new roadway.  There are now two new ramps and a new roundabout opened at Exit 178.  Anticipated completion – Spring 2016.

I-81 – Luzerne County – between Exit 175 (Pittston) to Exit 170 (Wilkes-Barre) there are lane shifts due to reconstruction work on several bridges in both northbound and southbound directions.

Special Events:

The SWB Rail Riders will have home games on the following dates and times. There may be traffic delays at the beginning and end of each game near I-81 Exit 182(Davis Street/Montage Mountain Road):

Tuesday, August 18 at 7:05 pm
Wednesday, August 19 at 7:05 pm
Thursday, August 20 at 7:05 pm
Friday, August 21 at 7:05 pm

The Montage Mountain Pavilion: Next Concert is Thursday, August 13 – Sunday, August 16